University of Central Lancashire

Cyber Security University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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The cyber security sector is facing a significant skills gap at a time when threats and the legal and commercial consequences of inadequate security are increasing. Emerging application areas such as the Internet of Things and Smart Cities offer new benefits, but also new vulnerabilities to accidental or malicious actions.

Security is now a crucial part of your business, and consequently the demand for highly skills and knowledgeable professionals is increasing. This degree course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build secure and compliant systems that meet your employer’s business objectives.

Cyber security is about understanding attack methods and learn how to protect against them. During the cyber security course, the students can gain skills in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in computer networks and systems, as well as learning how to protect them against hacker attacks. The students combine their interest in programming, computer networks and security to become the cyber security professional of the future.

Course details

Assessment method

Year 1 Modules: The Computing Challenge, Introduction to Programming, Programming, Introduction to Networking, Computer Systems and Security, Systems Analysis and Database Design, Interactive Applications. Year 2 Modules: Advanced Programming
The Agile Professional, Computer Security, Digital Evidence and Incident Response, Information Security Management, Network Management. Year 3 Modules: Secure Software and Malware Analysis, Mobile and Wireless Networks, Penetration Testing, Advanced Cyber Security, Honours Degree Project.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points Our typical offer is 104 - 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
A level 104-112 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 104-112 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 104-112 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104-112 UCAS points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D*
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Provider information

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


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